They say that "April is the cruelest month.” Well, when it comes to Microsoft patching, there is some truth to this. With 74 reported vulnerabilities and significant updates to all Microsoft’s major platforms (Windows, browsers, development platforms, Office and Exchange and, of course, Adobe Flash), getting these updates deployed in a timely fashion will be hard work.

One bright note to all this is that we can finally remove Adobe Shockwave. You can find some good patch prioritization advice from Chris Goettl's April Patch Tuesday posting and you can find more technical patch details on the Readiness Patch posting for April found here.

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